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that have made america a beacon of hope and freedom. many yearn for basic human liberties. the people of western sa harrah have been trapped in oppressive conditions under the puppet regime. the front has instituted masked kidnappings of people from their homes into western algeria. they have been in prison in camps for 35 years. the front colbrates with the likes of cuba who ration food in the camp and indoctor rin ate children while partnering with al qaeda. they have a plan, which i will submit for the record that addresses these issues with a clear and democratic solution to the sa harrah crisis. this is where america support should lie. mr. speaker, the united states can and must continue to advance fundamental human rights as we in this chamber continue to work together for peace, justice and human dignity in the western sahara. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. are there further requests for one-minute speeches? the house will be in order. members and staff, remove your conversations off the floor. under the speaker's announced policy o
of america. every time you come to this floor it's a question, why are we here? we are here to do the people's work. let's sit down. get it done. and move forward. instead of filling the agenda however worthy some of those initiatives may be, instead of not along with passing a middle income tax -- this is also reminiscent of a year ago. the president proposed, the house and senate, democrats and republicans, voted for the payroll tax holiday. the republicans in the house resisted. painted themselves into a corner until they had no choice. the issue had been made too hot for them to handle and they finally had to come around to supporting the payroll tax holiday. and here we are again. 100% of the american people will receive a tax cut when we pass the middle income tax cut. the wealthiest people in our country will receive a tax cut up to their income of $250,000. we are asking them to pay a little bit more for what they make over $250,000 a year. to help reduce the deficit, to help grow the economy, grow the economy. that growth is what is essential. you want to reduce the deficit, create
has been so much a part of america's history, which is our willingness to invest in the future. that investment is in our children, all children, including poor children, and modern infrastructure, in research, blue sky research. and i think that is, when we get beyond the challenge we face over these next two weeks, i think that's going to be a broader challenge we're going to face. >> we have time for one more question, over here. i just want to say how much support the president has on ensuring fair balance and -- [inaudible] >> richard with trust met andy. so we are basically a biomedical company that helps doctors collaborate better using social media. and i want to ask a question about crossing the valley of death. so our company is very fortunate that we got a small amount of innovation funding from health care their monies. but it's really a broader questions about the health care ecosystem. in silicon valley a company goes under, software engineers find new jobs in a matter of weeks. but in biotech we have people, a lot of people with ph.d's and they are much more long
america anchor and former traveling press secretary for the obama campaign jen socky. this is the speed of the fiscal cliff negotiations. blink and you just might miss exactly nothing. while talks between speaker boehner and president obama over the past three days have been shrouded in secrecy, we've learned there have been two offers put on the table. the white house sent boehner a proposal on monday calling for $1.4 trillion in tax revenue, $200 billion less than the original offer. might that seal the deal? >> the president's called for $1.4 trillion worth of revenue. that cannot pass the house or the senate. >> okay then. the speaker's office responded with a deal of its own. yesterday it included precisely the same amount of revenue from the original proposal, $800 billion, which indicates there may have been concessions else where. a democratic source close to the white house tells nbc news the proposal included a permanent extension of the bush tax cuts. that is highly unlikely to fly, given the hard line the president has taken on tax rates and what he told barbara walters in a
cliff today, but gun violence is another area in america where it seems we can't have a discussion without delusional claims of overreach and taking away hunting rifles. congress won't even allow statistics on gun violence to be gathered, and we certainly have made no progress towards closing the gun show loophole. i come to the floor with a small array of hope. with nearly half of all military sue sides are committed with privately owned weapons, the pentagon and congress are moving towards establishing policies to separate at-risk service members from personal private weapons. congress is poised to enact legislation to end a prohibition about the military collecting information about firearms kept at home. these are simple commonsense steps for an armed services where more military personnel take their own life than who die in battle. perhaps if we can take these reasonable steps to protect our servicemen and their families, perhaps we can have the courage to treat the epidemic of gun violence with the same thoughtful small steps when it comes to protecting the rest of our famili
people. it's just a show of support. it is does not mean america will arm rebel forces. president obama talked about why the decision was made right now. >> the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough. reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in the asass regime. >>> hugo chavez, recovering from six hours of surgery in cuba this morning. the fourth cancer-related operation for the venezuelan president since the summer of 2011. his vice president tells the people of venezuela the procedure on chavez was complex and completed correctly and successfully. >>> so michigan, the cradle of the organized labor movement is now a right to work state. last night, michigan governor rick snyder kept his word and signed the controversial legislation into law, despite thousands of protesters. >> this is an area where obviously people disagree. but i'm confident this is in the best interest of michiganders. this will lead to more and better jobs. >> the legislation means public and private sector w
in sport at high schools in america are related to football. the seriousness and intensity of high school football in america has just grown by leaps and bounds in the last five, ten years. >> there have always been injuries in high school football, but they're on the rise. the ramping up of pressure on high school kids, the intensity of high school play, the increase in size, strength and speed. high school football has always been important, but in the last ten to 20 years, we've seen it become amped up, and it's a real concern. ( tv theme music plays ) >> let's go! >> narrator: elite high school football teams compete at a level that didn't exist just a few years ago. >> you're watching the under armour high school all america football game. >> narrator: the game has grown from a local passion to a national phenomenon. >> welcome inside tropicana field. >> this is on nbc, this is on espn, these are on fox sports. these are events that are getting major national exposure. >> we've had some great players already... >> it's just an insane amount of attention being paid to the sport. >> le
action. viagra. talk to your doctor. see if america's most prescribed ed treatment is right for you. >>> we are a government of laws, not of men. those are the words of associate justice to the supreme court, antonin scalia. scalia said that and a whole lot more during a headline grabbing appearance at princeton university that included a q&a session with students. it was then scalia was asked about his past writings on gay rights, including a 2003 case, lawrence versus texas which likened sodomy to among other incomparables, bestiality and incest. in that high case the court ruled that states can not outlaw sodomy among consenting adults of the same sex. disagreeing, scalia wrote in part, texas' prohibition of sodomy is unsupported by a rational relation to a legislate state interest nor denies the equal protection of the laws. emphasis added. i dissent. scalia continues the texas statute seeks to further the belief of the citizens that certain forms of sexual behaviors are immoral and unacceptable. the same interest furthered by criminal laws against fornication, bigamy, adultery
depression. i am thinking how much we had to pull the belt then. i think that if america would wake up and see that we do have to, the first thing that we have to do as citizens is stop spending. if the government would abide by the things that we did during the depression, neighbors helping neighbors, i want to continue with -- fortunately, my husband and i made plans, even though he started give it -- getting social security in 1936 when i was in grade school, we both worked, of course, and we paid into it. so, i do not know that anyone needs to give up anything, if the government would just cut the spending and use the taxes that we give them fiscally. that is all i have to say. host: let me ask you this. we are looking at stories in the news this morning about compromise and stories on the table. as republicans look to democrats and democrats look to republicans to give something up, should the american people be asked to give up something? caller code probably so, but it is so needless when i think over the years about how much -- we did not have a lot of money. we did not have cr
the 24th state in america with a right-to-work law. despite protests of angry union supporters, state lawmakers passed the legislation. this means both private and public workers do not have to pay union fees. and republican governor rick snyder quickly signed the bills, calling them "pro worker" and "pro michigan," but opponents say the move weakens organized labor and will mean lower wages. >>> last night on "politics nation," democratic congressman gary peters of michigan told the reverend al sharpton that governor snyder did an about face on this issue. take a listen. >> it is particularly hard to explain, because we had a governor who repeatedly said that this was not on his agenda, this would be very divisive for our state. he continually said that for a couple years, and then immediately after the election had a really sharp about-face and then just jammed it through without, as you mentioned, without any hearings or public input. i was able to meet with him with other members of the congressional delegation. he sat and listened to us, but he never really responded, and when he
and had 92 e-mails. some from people all over america. the story was picked up by the associated press. i had an e-mail from someone in arizona, alaska, everywhere in the country. on campus though, i have received such supportive comments. it's been really helpful to me. it was a very courageous thing. it took a lot of courage on my part. it's something i was really nervous about doing. something i thought that maybe i wouldn't do. and it's also important to point out that i don't understand why conservatives like scalia don't support gay marriage because i think gay marriage and gay rights as a whole are really consistent with conservative values. conservatives believe in promoting marriage as the bedrock of our society. if we want to pro mote marriage, we should hay low more people to enter it, more people who are committed to each other, who want to make sacrifices to each other. more people who are willing to, you know, spend their lives in these committed relationships. that is a conservative principle. and ultimately i think that that in itself is consistent with conservative values
the country and across north america are promising to fight. first, governor schneider is up for re-election. they can go after him that way. he will have to win back workers to get near the statehouse in 2014. there's also something called a statutory initiative. activists would need to collect signatures to get a new law past. those are long-term strategies, for now. but the lame duck republicans, you have to give them credit, they are succeeding. they lost eight seats in the november election. they knew they had to force this legislation through now. >> why shut people out? why did we do this? because good ideas get debated and bad ones get rammed through with police protection. >> i rise in opposition to this legislation as the wife of an organized police officer. it is because of his union that he's provided a bullet proof vest. it is because of his union, mr. speaker, that you and i feel safe today on the house floor. >> i object to this -- to this legislation proposed legislation. i object to the process in which it is being put before the people. >> those democrats can't sto
interestingly for the management of industrial america. for the good of america, we know that there will be winners and losers. coming to resolution is good for the country. we've got to use that as our gie guide post. >> last year boehner and the president were at -- were at 800, that looked like it might get done on new revenue. then supposedly the president heard from -- read the tea leaves from some republicans and thought he could go up another 400 to 1.2. this time he started at 1.6, and now the new offer yesterday is reportedly 1.4. what can -- what can the country take do you think that won't hurt growth? is it 1.4 -- you got to raise the high end, you got do the 2% going to 39.6. then you got to do stuff with dividends and you got to do -- to get to 1.4, you're talking about maybe doing stuff with muni bonds. you got to go all over the place to get that number. >> yeah. and joe, look, i mean, any kind of tax increase has the effect of putting the brakes on the economy. we've got to reach a resolution between cost reductions and revenue flexibility. i would hope t
of being named america's most unpopular senator! isn't that something. [ applause ] according to nau poll, 55% disapproval rating in kentucky. 37% approval rating. kentucky democratic voters express their disa desire to see ashley judd run in the primaries for 2014. rock on, girl. nay-sayer that you are expressed you didn't think that's going to happen but they just did -- i can't remember what you call it. whatever, you know. preliminary polling. judd trails him 47% to 43%. nothing has even happened yet. >> but she hasn't actually campaigned or made speeches. that's just sheer name recognition. >> stephanie: it is a great start against the minority leader. i think it's awesome. >> well, you know. >> stephanie: i say rock on! i just like the fact he's starting to sound more and more like jim's impression of him. >> i'm not exactly going to run again. it's more of a slow crawl. >> stephanie: exactly. he doesn't even -- he can't even run is the point. how hard would it be for ashley judd to catch him? she's
for the syrian people. this does not mean america will be providing arms to them. that will not be happening. president obama in an interview with barbara walters explains why the announcement came right now. >> the syrian opposition coalition is now moving closer is reflecting enough of the syrian population that we can consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people. >> venezuelan president hugo chavez is recovering from cancer surgery in cuba. it was complex, lasted more than six hours and completed successfully. fourth cancer-related surgery for chavez since 2011. >>> did you feel it? two asteroids buzzed planet earth. one of them passing inside the moon's orbit. that's right. inside the moon'sor bit nasa says the 120-foot wide rock came within 140,000 miles of the planet this is the cool part this caused an eclipse. an eclipse only visible to astronomers. but this is the scary part. it was only discovered, an as reside,as asteroid, a couple of days ago. >> that's kind of scary. >> they say if this ever hit the earth, an as reside thteroid, i cause damage over 800 square
. we live better because their good work building america. you can find out more about their good work at the website www.teamster.org and if you thought the war on working families was over, think good. it started in wisconsin, moved on to ohio. now, the battleground has shifted to michigan where governor rick snyder didn't hesitate right away sign that right to work legislation last night even though before he had promised labor leaders he didn't like it, he didn't want to see it happen in michigan. on the ground in michigan. >> hey, bill. >> what can we do to turn this around? what is the determination? i would imagine you and other leaders of the labor movement in this country are not just going to accept this and walk away. right? >> no. this is a battle that goes on and on and on. this has been going on since the tea party took over a number of state houses in 2010. we have seen it in ohio, wisconsin, indiana, michigan there is a battle in new hampshire for right to work, missouri constantly. this is basically the far right-wing trying to basica
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